Posts made in April 2021

Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Time to Stream for Free on Prime Video and YouTube Starting April 12 for One Week

The critically-acclaimed documentary from director Garrett Bradley could make history as the first-ever Black Female Director to win an Oscar

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The critically-acclaimed documentary from director Garratt Bradley could make history as the first-ever Black Female Director to win an Oscar. Starting on Monday, April 12, Prime Video will stream the Oscar-nominated Amazon Original documentary Time, from filmmaker Garrett Bradley, for free to audiences globally without needing a Prime subscription. The poignant and powerful film will be available in front of the Prime Video paywall as well as streaming on YouTube for one week. In addition, the film will return to theaters starting on Friday, April 16 in New York at the Village East, Los Angeles at The Landmark, and San Francisco at the Embarcadero. If Time wins, it would be history-making as it marks the first time ever a Black female director would win an Academy Award for Best Documentary. 

Time is the most honored documentary of the year, since the film’s world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival where Garrett Bradley won the Best Director award for US Documentary Competition. She and the film continues to garner notable accolades including a Gotham award, National Board of Review, National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Black Film Critics Circle, as well as directing awards at Doc NYC and the IDA Awards. 
Fox Rich is a fighter. The entrepreneur, abolitionist and mother of six boys has spent the last two decades campaigning for the release of her husband, Rob G. Rich, who is serving a 60-year sentence for a robbery they both committed in the early 90s in a moment of desperation. Combining the video diaries Fox has recorded for Rob over the years with intimate glimpses of her present-day life, director Garrett Bradley paints a mesmerizing portrait of the resilience and radical love necessary to prevail over the endless separations of the country’s prison-industrial complex. 


Time cross-cuts footage from the past and present, framing it with a lyrical voiceover from Fox and her sons to provide a uniquely intimate perspective into the long-term costs of incarceration: the children who grow up without fathers, and the mothers who are forced to become caregivers and legal experts all at once. It also reveals how families sustain themselves on sheer faith to prevail over the endless separations of the prison-industrial complex – a remnant of the legacy of slavery. The film’s gorgeous black-and-white cinematography and symphonic rhythm lend an epic quality to Fox and Rob’s story – a story not just of strife, but also of radical, resilient love.
As Bill Gates noted in his review on Gates Notes, http://gatesnot.es/Time-documentary, “This is one of the most intimate movies I have ever seen. It records events that are almost unbearably emotional. There is one scene at the end that is unlike anything I had ever seen before in documentary…If Time wins the Oscar this year, it will be the first documentary directed by a Black woman to do so. Garrett Bradley’s talent makes her worthy of that milestone.”  

Time is directed by Garrett Bradley (Alone, America) and produced by Lauren Domino (The Earth Is Humming, America), Kellen Quinn (Midnight Family, Brimstone & Glory), and Garrett Bradley. Executive producers are Laurene Powell Jobs (The Price of Free, A Thousand Cuts), Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for ‘Superman,’ An Inconvenient Truth – 2014 Academy Award winner for Best Feature Documentary), Nicole Stott (Searching for Sugar ManRestrepo), Rahdi Taylor (Minding the Gap, I Am Not Your Negro), and Kathleen Lingo (Walk Run Cha Cha4.1 Miles). Co-executive producers are Jonathan Silberberg (Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory“Iconoclasts”) and Shannon Dill (InheritanceHe Named Me Malala).
Time will stream at no cost on Prime Video and on YouTube for one week. 

Dionne Warwick to Perform First-Ever Livestream Shows with Mandolin Queen of Twitter Continues Digital Streak With From-Home Concerts

Dionne Warwick will play her first shows of the livestream era this spring, courtesy of livestreaming platform Mandolin. With her recent coronation as the Queen of Twitter, Dionne Warwick transcends generations – and now, with Mandolin, she’s taking her digital chops even further with these two shows, scheduled for April 4th and May 9th.

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During the pandemic, Dionne experienced many new ways of communicating with her fanbase and audience either via Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or Twitter. The next natural step was to stream Dionne in concert and make it available across the globe. For these two shows, ‘Dionne at Home with You,’ she will take fans on a magical journey through her music, interspersed with songs from her unimpeachable songbook and anecdotes from a lifetime of song.

About Dionne Warwick

For almost 60 years since she declared in song, “Don’t Make Me Over” – her first Top 40 smash – legendary Grammy award winner and Recording Academy hall of fame inductee Dionne Warwick has enjoyed numerous hits that are now pop classics. From the years of recording timeless works from songwriting/producing greats Burt Bacharach/Hal David, enjoying her first number one hit with the Spinners (“Then Came You” ) as well as Arista Records years (“Déjà Vu”, “That’s What Friends Are For”) and beyond, Ms. Warwick’s timeless voice is one that is immediately recognizable. Recently, she’s enjoyed newfound fame as The Queen of Twitter, with her humorous and sometimes pointed Tweets resulting in connecting with many, including Grammy winners Chance The Rapper and The Weeknd –both of whom will be collaborating with Ms. Warwick on a future recording.

About Mandolin

Mandolin helps artists and venues create connections with fans and prosper through the music they produce. We intentionally push the boundaries of livestream, giving artists the right tools to create content, share it widely, and then better understand how fans engage. Mandolin gives artists the ability to build a digital strategy, all while giving fans unprecedented access to the artists they love. To learn more about how Mandolin is bringing live music back to the stage, visit mandolin.com or Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

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ABC NEWS LAUNCHES NEW PODCAST “SOUL OF A NATION: TULSA’S BURIED TRUTH” AHEAD OF 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF TULSA RACE MASSACRE

Podcast Series, Written and Hosted by ABC News’ Steve Osunsami, Debuts on Tuesday, April 6

On Tuesday, April 6 ABC Audio will debut the first episode of its new podcast, “Soul of a Nation: Tulsa’s Buried Truth,”written and hosted by ABC News Senior National Correspondent Steve Osunsami. One of the most brutal and rarely discussed racially motivated attacks in American history occurred in 1921 when a violent white mob descended on a prosperous Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, known as Black Wall Street. In less than 24 hours they destroyed and terrorized the neighborhood, killing as many as 300 Black Americans. The collective memory of the massacre was buried by a culture of silence and many victims’ bodies were never found. But now one century later, the possibility of mass graves buried beneath Tulsa has led to a renewed search for answers. Featuring archival audio accounts from witnesses and interviews with historians, “Tulsa’s Buried Truth” brings listeners through the painful history and into the modern-day quest for closure and healing.  

Soul of a Nation: Tulsa’s Buried Truth” also features “The View” Co-host Sunny Hostin and is available for free on major listening platforms, including Apple PodcastsSpotifyAmazon MusicGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioTuneIn and the ABC News app, with new episodes posting Tuesdays.

The first podcast episode posts the same day as the finale of the historic primetime newsmagazine “Soul of a Nation,” which includes reporting by Osunsami on the massacre. “Soul of a Nation” airs Tuesday, April 6 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu. 

The podcast is produced by the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio. Cindy Galli is chief of investigative projects, and Liz Alesse and Eric Johnson are executive producers for ABC Audio.

About ABC Audio:

With distribution to over 1,900 radio stations and digital distributors, ABC Audio is the premier source for audio news, entertainment and music format services in the United States. ABC Audio syndicates ABC News Radio, where more Americans get their radio news than any other commercial broadcaster. ABC Audio includes Air Power, station services with format-specific music content, entertainment and news; ABC Digital, publisher of news, entertainment, lifestyle and music format-specific stories updated 24/7; and syndicated music and talk programming brands. ABC Audio also produces world-class on-demand content, including ABC News’ flagship daily podcast “Start Here” and the international chart-topping hit “The Dropout.”

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BOUNCE RELEASES THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SEASON FIFTH TRAILER FOR HIT MEGACHURCH DRAMA SERIES “SAINTS & SINNERS”

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Official #SaintsAndSinners Season 5 Trailer

Official #SaintsAndSinners Season 5 Trailer

Bounce released the official trailer and key art for the fifth drama series “Saints & Sinners,” which is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas & Ron Robinson (Behind the Movement: The Rosa Parks Story, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, Tales, Pride & Prejudice). Nigel Campbell serves as the showrunner/executive producer of the series and Saints & Sinners: Judgment Day film, which he also wrote.

OVERVIEW: Lady Ella is in for the ride of her life when Victor Thompson comes to town seeking revenge for his son’s killer and reveals a long-kept secret.

CAST: Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Donna Biscoe, Jasmine Burke, Tray Chaney, Karlie Redd, David Banner, Keith Robinson, Christian Keyes, JD Williams, Dawn Halfkenny, KeKe Wyatt, and Gregory Alan Williams.

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